Vanderbilt students boogie with Wynonna Judd for good cause - WSMV Channel 4

Vanderbilt students boogie with Wynonna Judd for good cause

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Students at Vanderbilt joined forces with Wynonna Judd tonight - getting down for a good cause.

Vanderbilt hosted a dance marathon raising funds for the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital.

Patients and families were honored as they walked the red carpet into the gymnasium, and Judd was there to help out with the festivities.

"I'm so tired of the bad news I get about what's going on in the world," Judd said. "I show up at these things and I look at these little faces. They have no idea who I am, and they don't care, but they're so joyful."

There were activities for kids braving the late night with face painting, giant twister, a bounce house and a special performance by Wynonna.

Dance marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization at Vanderbilt University. Now in its 10th year, dance marathon has raised more than $1 million for the children's hospital.  Each February, more than 1,100 students, faculty and guests come together for the event.

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